That Extra Umph
Today’s my first day back to work since last Wednesday. To say I’m moving a little slow would be an understatement I’m not complaining though – after today I have the weekend off (except for training a few clients here and there) until Tuesday. Score!
I started my morning like I do every morning – a glass of water, a mug of coffee, and a pre-workout serving of BCAA’s – in that order.
(also sipped the bcaa’s throughout my workout)
Then I hit the gym for some yoga and elliptical action.
I was extra excited for yoga today because I got to use my new yoga mat (The Mat from lulu – does anyone else use this?) and a matching strap.
I also did this workout on the elliptical:
Sable mentioned yesterday how she had a kick booty squat workout while wearing her new favorite workout pants she got for Christmas. I can totally relate.
Yesterday I felt ROCKIN’ while I did my lower body workout at the gym – while wearing some new workout capris. Then today I felt like I could go extra deep into my stretches, jump from plank to the top of my mat more than step, and go from chaturanga straight to down dog instead of dropping my knees.
It’s definitely in my mind, but something about using or wearing something new just gives you that extra umph, don’t you think? I also feel that way when I wear a new outfit to a party.
Speaking of new outfits, New Year’s Eve is on Saturday. I think I just might need a new top for the occasion Gotta have an extra umph on New Year’s, right?!
OK – on to breakfast.
Immediately upon getting home I opened the fridge and started snacking on strawberries:
These held me over until I showered and got ready. Then I dove into the main meal:
~1 c. pumpkin, ~1 c. 4% cottage cheese (the only % if you ask me,) ~1 c. 2% Fage Greek yogurt, cinnamon, chia seeds, stevia, and almond butter.
I totally forgot to add the currants like I usually do, but this combo just doesn’t get old with me. It’s actually hanging out in the fridge waiting for me – but I’ll get to it later. I know it’s a goodie!
Gotta get going. Hitting up the jewelry store before work for my ring inspection. Enjoy your Thursday
Does wearing or using new clothes give you a mental or physical boost?